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Figure 5. Plantar Fasciitis

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Figure 5. Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Warts (see figure 6) – warts that are located on the sole of the foot are called plantar warts. A plantar wart can be found as a single lesion or grouped together. Most common areas include the ball of the foot and heel, where increased pressure and irritation is common. Warts are often ignored until they become painful.


- Caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Signs and Symptoms

Figure 6. Plantar Wart

Plantar warts have tiny dots in the center. These dots are often black from dried blood, due to irritation. Small plantar corns are sometimes mistaken

for warts.

- Tenderness


- Shave down callus over wart and apply Salicylic Acid paste (Metaplast)

- Apply dressing to keep paste isolated over wart. Apply donut bandage to relieve pressure.

- Leave paste in place for 3 days.

- Repeat treatment in one week.

- Refer to medical officer if no improvement.

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